Ford today revealed the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang. Presented here is the unedited press release that accompanied the new Mustang’s introduction.
Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years with All-New Sleek Design, Innovative Technologies and World-Class Performance
Despite the country’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse, China largely remains a mystery to most Americans. We know about Chinese food (well, our interpretation of Chinese food), and we know something about affordable Chinese-assembled flat-screen televisions, but not much else.
It may come as a surprise then, that we probably know more about the cars buzzing around the world’s most populous country than we thought we did. Presented here are the five best-selling Chinese-market vehicles as of October, 2013. As it turns out, these cars are all more familiar than you likely imagined.
American car shoppers are something of a dull lot. We like our cars with four doors, we prefer traditional sedans, and when it comes to color, well, it’s snooze time.
According to DuPont, one of the globe’s leading producers of automotive paints and coatings, the top four colors chosen by American new-car shoppers for their vehicles are variations on black and white. Here’s the 2012 list of most popular car colors, as provided by DuPont:
Happy holidays! If you’re like most Americans you’ll soon be packing up the family people-mover and heading off to Gramma Mary’s or Uncle Vito’s house for family fun and a serious bout of good-cheer gluttony. But, how will you fill the time during the long drive there?
Luckily, we’ve prepared a special holiday edition of the Car Spotter Challenge. With the youngsters in mind, the Holiday Car Spotter Challenge is comprised of oddly shaped vehicles that are easy to spot from a distance.
Be sure to print a copy of the Challenge for each youngster you’ll be transporting. We’re sure your kids would much rather look for strange vehicles than watch Despicable Me 2 for the seventh time.
You can make the game even more fun by awarding the tikes a bonus point for each Alfa Romeo, Daihatsu, and Isuzu they call out. In fact, nothing says holiday drive fun like having the kids scream “ISUZU” as loud as possible every time they spot one. Enjoy!
Long before the names Caravan and Voyager would end up on a car-based front-wheel-drive platform, Dodge referred to this people mover as a, “domestic compact wagon.”
Regardless of how accurate that description seems in retrospect, Consumer Guide was impressed enough to dub the 1973 Dodge Sportsman a Best Buy.
By strict definition, a benchmark needn’t be the best representative of a given group, it need only be the representative by which other members of said group are judged.
As such, we could say that the situation comedy Cheers represents a benchmark for television comedy, but still safely argue that Seinfeld is funnier. It is important, however, that your benchmark represent a standard of sufficient quality that comparisons to it are meaningful.
We could, for whatever reason, use Michael Bolton as a benchmark for pop-music enjoyability. Having done so, we could very safely say that, oh, I don’t know, the music of Blondie is more enjoyable. The problem here is that the music of virtually every pop act of the past 50 years is more enjoyable than that of Michael Bolton, making him a pretty useless benchmark. But I digress.
The “Find the Fake Car” quiz is back by popular demand. Like last time, all you need to do is identify the fake model in each lineup. How hard can that be? And like last time, you can earn one bonus point for identifying the vehicle depicted above. Enjoy, and let us know how you scored.
Note: There are no trick questions here. All “real” models were vehicles available for purchase in the United States.
Find the fake Dodge
The message in these vintage ads is pretty clear. Buy the right car and you’ll get all the women you deserve. That’s if you’re a guy. If you’re a woman, well, maybe you should consult your husband or boyfriend before making such a big purchase decision.
The auto industry is a different place this century, but it’s always amusing to looking back and see how simple—and often sexist—things once were. You know, back when Buick had a way with women.
Blue is the new “Green,” sort of. A quick review of recent eco-themed automotive marketing suggests that the word green may be losing steam as a catch-all descriptor of things eco-friendly.
By now you probably know the drill; We give you an abstract portion of a brochure cover, and you have to guess the vehicle featured. For this quiz we’re featuring the cars of the Seventies. As with our Eighties brochure quiz, all the vehicles in question were available for sale in the U.S. We can also tell you that none of the cars here are especially rare, obscure, or of a kit-car nature.
When you’re done guessing, scroll down to see the entire brochure cover. For this quiz were going to call correctly identifying three of the five vehicles a job well done.